The 100m men's final was one of the highlights of the 2016 Olympic Games as it showcased the fastest man alive Usain Bolt looking to bag his third consecutive Olympic 100m gold medal and the Jamaican delivered as he bolted past United States' Justin Gatlin and other athletes to win the gold medal in 9.81secs.
The 29-year old made history and edged his name into the sands of time by becoming the first athlete to win three consecutive 100m gold medal at the Olympic Games following his victory in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and now Rio 2016.
Bolt was up against a tough opposition in Justin Gatlin who had to settle for the silver medal. The American athlete who had twice been banned for doping finished 0.08seconds behind bolt as 21-year old Canadian Andre de Grasse clinched the Bronze medal.
Bolt speaking after his victory said,
"It wasn't perfect today, but I got it done and I'm pretty proud of what I've achieved, nobody else has done it or even attempted it".
"I expected to go faster, but I'm happy that I won. I did what I had to".
"Somebody said I can become immortal, two more medals to go and I can sign off Immortal".
The Jamaican is set to partake in the Men's 200m as well as the 4x100m relay scheduled for Friday.
Congratulations to the fastest man in the world!
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